THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on Book of Deuteronomy (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

29:19 The drunken, etc., absumat ebria sitientem: It is a proverbial expression, which may either be understood, as spoken by the sinner, blessing, that is, flattering himself in his sins with the imagination of peace, and so great an abundance as may satisfy, and as it were, consume all thirst and want: or it may be referred to the root of bitterness, spoken of before, which being drunken with sin may attract, and by that means consume, such as thirst after the like evils.



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